Monday, March 5, 2012

Not the way to teach jazz?

From the Seattle Times 6/3/76:

Yesterday's discussion centered on an October 28, 1974 letter from Prof. John T. Moore, director of the School of Music, to Dr. George Beckmann, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Moore said Brazil's history-of-jazz course "makes a travesty of classroom teaching."

The director cited the playing of many recordings, discussions that were largely "anecdotal" and lectures often being readings from a book by LeRoi Jones.

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